History of Child Sexual Abuse and Age as Mitigating Factors in Prison Sentencing
Poster Session IV - Board: IV-
Friday, May 28, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall
This study investigated the influence of the offender’s age and history of child sexual abuse on sentencing for sexual assault. Regardless of age, offenders with a history of childhood sexual abuse were seen in a more sympathetic light, but only youthful offenders were seen as deserving shorter custodial sentences.
Subject Area: General
Keywords: Criminal Justice